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From Sylvain Lebresne <sylv...@datastax.com>
Subject [RELEASE] Apache Cassandra 1.2 released
Date Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:00:31 GMT
The Cassandra team wishes you a very happy new year 2013, and is very
pleased
to announce the release of Apache Cassandra version 1.2.0. Cassandra 1.2.0
is a
new major release for the Apache Cassandra distributed database. This
version
adds numerous improvements[1,2] including (but not restricted to):
    - Virtual nodes[4]
    - The final version of CQL3 (featuring many improvements)
    - Atomic batches[5]
    - Request tracing[6]
    - Numerous performance improvements[7]
    - A new binary protocol for CQL3[8]
    - Improved configuration options[9]
    - And much more...

Please make sure to carefully read the release notes[2] before upgrading.

Both source and binary distributions of Cassandra 1.2.0 can be downloaded
at:

 http://cassandra.apache.org/download/

Or you can use the debian package available from the project APT
repository[3]
(you will need to use the 12x series).

The Cassandra Team

[1]: http://goo.gl/JmKp3 (CHANGES.txt)
[2]: http://goo.gl/47bFz (NEWS.txt)
[3]: http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/DebianPackaging
[4]: http://www.datastax.com/dev/blog/virtual-nodes-in-cassandra-1-2
[5]: http://www.datastax.com/dev/blog/atomic-batches-in-cassandra-1-2
[6]: http://www.datastax.com/dev/blog/tracing-in-cassandra-1-2
[7]:
http://www.datastax.com/dev/blog/performance-improvements-in-cassandra-1-2
[8]: http://www.datastax.com/dev/blog/binary-protocol
[9]: http://www.datastax.com/dev/blog/configuration-changes-in-cassandra-1-2

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